The World Boxing Super Series has done exactly what boxing fans were hoping for. Its forced the top boxers in the super middleweight and cruiserweight division to fight each other, and the results have been fantastic.
This weekend's semi-final action saw WBA super middleweight champion George Groves beat IBO champion Chris Eubank, Jr. in a thrilling 12 round fight in order to advance to the finals of the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight tournament. Check out the press release below from the World Boxing Super Series:
18 February 2018
Groves ready for Ali Trophy final
George Groves retained his WBA World title and earned a unanimous points verdict to move into the final of the inaugural super middleweight edition of the World Boxing Super Series.
The judges scored it 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 all in favour 'The Saint'.
"The better man won on the night," said Groves. "Credit to Junior for getting through 12 rounds, I didn't think he would. Chris didn't lie when he said he was going to grit it out. That was a terrific fight for the fans."
"I couldn't see out of my right eye for most of the fight but a cut's a cut and you have to deal with it," said Eubank Jr.
"George has got the heart of a true champion and did what he had to do. I thought I did enough in the later rounds to win it. But hopefully, we'll get the rematch on."
After the fight Groves was taken to hospital to get an examination of a suspected dislocated shoulder which he fought within the last and most dramatic of the 12 rounds.
"My shoulder feels pretty sore but I wasn't going to let anything beat me tonight."
Next week semi-final in Nuremberg will decide whether Groves faces England's Callum Smith or Jurgen Brahmer of Germany in the final.